|Author||Morgan, Anthony; Louis, Erin|
|Source/Publisher||Australian Institute of Criminology|
|Subjects||Criminal justice system, Juvenile justice|
Indigenous sentencing courts have been established in most Australian jurisdictions to reduce high rates of reoffending among Indigenous offenders and to provide a more culturally appropriate criminal justice process that increases the involvement and confidence of the Indigenous community in the courts. This report presents the findings from a comprehensive evaluation of the Queensland Murri Court. The study examined adult and youth courts in five cites to determine the extent to which they reduce indigenous over-representation in prison and juvenile detention; reduce rates of failing to appear in court; decrease offending and breaches; and strengthen the partnership between the courts and the community.
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